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de Young Articles

"Indispensable" is a series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.Tell us a little about a little about the tool you chose.This is my sewing machine—I call...
Sir Henry Raeburn 1756–1823, Skating on Duddingston Loch, about 1795. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Purchased 1949 (NG 2112)Tonya Harding, eat your heart out.Reverend Walker was a...
Allan Ramsay 1713–1784, Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, Mrs Allan Ramsay, about 1758–9. Oil on canvas,  29¼ x 24⅜ in. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Bequest of Lady Murray of Henderland, 1861 (NG430)A portrait...
Sir David Wilkie (1785–1841), Pitlessie Fair (detail), 1804. Oil on canvas, 24¼ x 43½ in. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Purchased 1921 (NG 1527)These might not appear to be the most pious folks—the fifth...
Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell 1883–1937, Portrait of a Lady in Black, about 1921. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Bequeathed by Mr and Mrs G.D. Robinson through...
View from Excelsior
San Francisco has always been a site for the convergence of cultures. As Campo Santo Theater prepares to premiere Block by Block, a tribute to the city inspired by the cast and crew members' love for their own...
Todd T. Brown paints Invisible Passage
Todd T. Brown paints Invisible Passage (2009)On Friday, September 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the de Young will present the opening of Artist Fellow Todd T. Brown’s mixed-media exhibit Inheritance, a complex...